Walker rescued from woodland

A SIXTY-year-old man had to be rescued by Derby Mountain Rescue Team after injuring himself in woodland above Matlock Bath.

The man and a friend had been walking in the woods on Thursday 5 July.

The pair were tackling the trails paths which had been made treacherous by prolonged rainfall.

On a particularly steep and slippery path, the man fell and sustained a lower leg injury.

An ambulance crew were called to the scene but due to the extremely difficult nature of the terrain, Derby Mountain Rescue were also called.

The walker was treated on scene by an ambulance technician before rescue team members used rope backup systems and a specialist mountain rescue stretcher to evacuate the man down the precarious slopes to the road.

He was then taken by ambulance to the Royal Derby Hospital for further treatment.